Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog

Biology



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Program Information


The biology major offers diverse exposure to the key areas of study in the life sciences. Undergraduate study may lead to acceptance to graduate schools, including schools of medicine and dentistry; careers in laboratory sciences in hospitals, government, or industry; and teacher licensure. Students who want to enter medical or dental school are advised by an interdepartmental preprofessional committee.

For more information on the Biology major and the Science programs, click here.

Degree Information


Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Biology

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information


For more information about the biology major, contact Dr. Joseph Berger of the Chemistry/Biology Department at (413) 748-3337 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Curricular Requirements


General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)


The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being. 

For specific requirements, see the General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)  section.

II. Major Requirements


Related Requirements


Select two of the following courses. One satisfies a General Education Program requirement.

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


Program Standards


All biology majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major, including selectives.

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